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Community health and well-being services
  • Last updated:
  • 02 Sep 2019

There are a range of other health related agencies and services on the Sunshine Coast. 

Dental health

Adults and children can access free publicly funded dental care through Queensland Government if they meet certain eligibility criteria. If you do not meet the criteria you will need to pay to visit a private dentist.

Phone:1300 300 850

Disability

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance provides advocacy for migrants and their carers/families with disability in Australia.

Phone: 02 6262 6867

Web: www.neda.org.au

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to eligible people with people with disability, their families and carers. There are a number of local service providers who can work with you to develop a support plan to suit your unique needs. 

Phone: 1800 800 110

Web: www.ndis.gov.au 

Drug and alcohol treatment

Alcohol and Drug Services offer a range of treatment, information, education and community-based supports for Australians affected by alcohol and drug use. There is no cost for treatment and counselling.

Phone: 1300 139 641 or 1800 811 994

Families

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

Phone: 1300 364 277

Web: www.relationships.org.au

Gambling helpline

The legal minimum age to gamble either at an online gambling site or gaming venue in Australia is 18.The Gambling Helpline is a free, confidential help service.

Phone: 1800 858 858 

Immunisations 

Immunisation saves around 3 million lives world-wide each year and helps to prevent outbreaks and hospitalisations from vaccine-preventable diseases.Vaccine-preventable diseases are still common in many countries. Increased travel and immigration means the risks are real. Your best source of information about immunisation or vaccination is your doctor.

Web: vaccinate.initiatives.qld.gov.au

Mental health

Changing countries is difficult. You may be feeling depressed or anxious. Ask your doctor about Medicare’s six sessions with a psychologist called a Mental Health plan. Medicare covers most of the cost however you may have to pay the gap in some instances.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia provide many links to translated mental health information and directories.

Web: www.mhima.org.au

Free telephone counselling services are available to anyone with concerns

Lifeline Phone: 13 11 14

Beyondblue Phone: 1300 224 636

Relationships Australia Phone: 1800 002 222

Domestic and family violence

Violence can be physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, financial or social. It is illegal in Australia for a person to be violent to their partner, also a parent or carer to a child. If you are the victim of violence please seek help and advice

Domestic Violence Service (DV Connect)24 hours a day, 7 days a week Phone: 1800 811 811 (women) Phone: 1800 600 636 (men).

You can also search for local support organisations in your area.

Web: www.qld.gov.au – search domestic-family-violence

In an emergency phone the police on triple zero 000.

Young people 

Headspace provides counselling, information and referral for young people aged 12 to 24 years

Phone: 5409 4900

Web: www.headspace.org.au

Aged care

For most people, growing older means there are times you find it difficult to manage day-to-day living activities. You may need help, or you may be caring for a family member or a friend who needs help. There are different types of aged care services to support you, whatever your needs.

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is the Australian Government's starting point on your aged care journey. Find and access the government-funded services you need. The contact centre staff will ask you questions to help them understand your needs.

Phone: 1800 200 422

Web: www.myagedcare.gov.au 

Diversicare Sunshine Coast (Multicultural Aged Care)

Diversicare offer multicultural advisory and support services in aged care.

Phone: 1300 348 377

Web: www.diversicare.com.au